TBERRY'S AUTO REPAIR

 SQUEALS IN THE BRAKES ARE CAUSED BY SEVERAL FACTORS:

 Brake Vibrations, Squeals and Screeches

  DUST OR RUST ON THE ROTORS OR DRUMS (SETTING UP OR PARKED FOR DAYS AT A TIME)

GLAZED ROTORS OR DRUMS (MIRROR FINISH)

DEFECTS IN BRAKE PADS AND SHOES (BUBBLES OR GOUGES IN THE MATERIAL ITSELF)

WEAR SENSORS OR TABS, RUBBING THE ROTORS

DEFECTS IN ROTORS OR DRUMS

VIBRATIONS OR BRAKE PEDAL PULSATIONS

HARD SPOTS AND HEAT CRACKS

BROKEN OR RUSTED OUT ROTOR VANES

WARPED ROTORS OR DRUMS

LOOSE OR BAD WHEEL BEARINGS

WORN SUSPENSION COMPONENTS

 

Warped drums are usually caused either over-tightening the wheels, improperly using the parking brake, bent axle shafts or bent suspension components. Below are some pictures of some OE and quality after-market rotors versus economy brands.

 

 

Here is a picture of how the vanes cool off the rotor

 

This is what happens when you ignore the squealing (this car drove in)

   


When do I change my oil

Freon changeover

Why did I fail my emission test

Wiring Diagrams 

TSB's and Recalls

OBD II CODES

Oxygen Sensors

NOx FAILURES

Timing Belts_ 1970-1997 Domestic & Imported Cars

 

Last Updated on 3/15/2006
by Scott Throneberry
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